Hooray it’s Friday! I snapped this photo of apple blossoms in the fields, near my home. Nestled next to the Sandy River, they are the perfect place for a walk or a run. I love that I can see them from Boxshop Hill. Spring is almost ready to give way to Summer in Maine and I am enjoying as much outdoor time as possible, after the long winter!
Why Hello! Here we are at the end of May, can you believe it? This month has been busy on all fronts – prom, Mother’s day, getting our garden ready, running a 15k…you know everyday working mom stuff!
We spent part of our weekend reclaiming our upper garden. I rescued this lilac bush from an aggressive bittersweet vine. I love playing in the dirt. I fall in love with my little farmhouse all over again! Have you had a chance to play in the dirt yet?
Last week my youngest son and I drove an hour east to watch my oldest son’s lacrosse game. We caught this beautiful double rainbow just as we arrived at the game. Normally we don’t have such grand views of rainbows, because there are so many hills and valleys where we live. This was an unexpected treat on a Wednesday afternoon!
The temperatures promise to hit above 40 degrees this week, which mean Spring is almost here. Luckily its been a slow, steady thaw so far – my basement appreciates that. Last year (the first springtime on Boxshop) I had to run out in a rain storm and buy a sump pump. It was the only time I’ve had buyers remorse. Looking at the weather forecast I’m debating if it’s too soon for flip flops.
I’ve started planning for chickens (coming in late April) and starting seeds from scratch in the greenhouse (which, I’ve mentioned before, I have no idea how to use). It will be a fun adventure!
One of the best parts of spring is all the fresh foods available. Asparagus and Rhubarb are two of my springtime favorites! What’s yours?
Some weeks it seems that Friday is never going to arrive. This is one of them. I think my general impatience stems from the cold, cold, cold weather that the we’ve been experiencing. Compared to last winter, this one has been pretty much a cakewalk, but the bitter cold of minus zero temperatures gets old pretty fast.
My favorite spot these days is sitting in my beat up chair in front of my fireplace. Nothing warms a room the way a wood fire does. I am especially grateful that I still have so much firewood left. One of the many perks of having three sons is that I didn’t have to stack any of it!
Summer seems a long way off, but I soon I’l need to start thinking about my gardens (I use that term loosely- they’re more like patches of plants among grass and weeds)/ And I am determined to use my greenhouse as something other than storage this year. I’m definitely looking forward to some springtime adventures here on the Little House on the Hill.